A week ago Monday was the annual Miss Boardwalk Pageant which had 3 very qualified contestants. In the end the new Miss Boardwalk is Deja Devonier. Tuesday started with the 6 year anniversary celebration of Beefcakes and then later that night was the grand opening of Feel It Tuesdays at Vibe Nightclub on Las Olas. On Thursday Island City Stage unveiled their new bar which from here on in will be the Village Pub’s bar as they are donating the liquor for all future performances.
On Friday night I headed over to Hunters for their new Fresh Friday starring my friend DJ AJ Reddy at the turntables. AJ always spins the happiest music and I invite you all to go support him every Friday at Hunters Nightclub. Saturday was all about the Gay Rodeo. It started during the day at the actual Rodeo in Davie, then headed to Bill’s for the official Rodeo after-party. Check out this sexy Cowboy. Now that’s how I like my cowboys in a hat and not much else…LOL! Afterwards I headed to the only Gay country bar in town, Scandals, which was packed with sexy cowboy. All I can say is Yee-Haw!
Thursday, April 10
The Florida Caribbean AIDS Education Training Center presents the 4th annual Transgender Medical Symposium today and tomorrow from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel. To Register go to FCAETC.org/events.
The Church of the Holy SpiritSong (located at the Pride Center at Equality Park) presents a short film screening of “Separation of Church & Hate” at 7pm with a Q&A following film. Free. For more information call 954-418-8372.
The Village Pub presents recording artist Pris Maverick live at 9pm performing her hit “One World, One Nation.”
Friday, April 11
This entire weekend catch big events around Miami that are geared around Miami Beach Gay Pride. Some will be listed in this column, but for a full listing or for more information go to: MiamiBeachGayPride.com
The Boardwalk presents Adult Video star icon Zeb Atlas tonight and tomorrow with 3 shows nightly at 9pm, 11pm and 1 am.
Russell Johannsen (Jackhammer Fame) will be hosting and bartending an Aries party (he is an Aries himself) from 4 pm on at Rumors. The Party will feature complimentary snacks, a full menu and a performance by Kitty Meow at 8.
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will bring the outdoors indoors during its “Art Outside the Walls: En Plein Air” exhibition opening to the public today, which will feature the work of Palm Beach County artists who have embraced the French expression “en plein air” or to paint in the open air. The exhibition is free and open to the public from April 11th to June 7th. To RSVP, call 561-472-3341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spamalot brings musical and comedic hysteria to Lake Worth Playhouse. Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy “lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways. Opening Night is tonight at 8 pm ($28 & $32 – includes Opening Night Elegance).Evening and Matinee Performances will run April 12 – April 27 at 8pm and 2pm. ($26 & $30). Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth. Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available
Saturday, April 12
Pride Miami Beach presents their 2nd annual Beach party starting at 2 pm at Lumus Park (12th street) and starring DJ Brett Henrichsen with an opening set by DJ Deanne.
Discotekka Miami and Milancita.com bring back the popular party, Waterworks 10.0. Get Ready for endless water, endless foam, and some of the sexiest underwater man on man action. DJ Renn Torino spinning his wettest sets live, and featuring DJ Sushiman in the Hip Hop Room and DJ Carlos G at La Puta Nota Afterhours. So go get Super-wet till 11am at Discotekka. Also the owners and management at Discotekka asked me to convey that due to many parties during WMC2014 and the new projects in Discotekka they are unable to attend this Year’s Pride Parade and festival, but they are so proud of Miami Beach Pride and they wish all the people that go to Pride a magnificent time.
Epic Saturday at The Manor presents a theme party entitled “Asian Spice” that stars Gia Gunn from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6. There will be a special Meet and Greet and photo opp for the first 100 people through the door at 11 pm. The night will also star DJ Daniel Kristopherre on the Ballroom. In the Ivy Lounge, Noche Latina Saturdays presents DJ Nena, hosted by Viva Mirage with special guest Natasha Danielle Hearts. 11pm to 4 am with no cover.
Score Productions and Hilton Wolman present Super Urge, the official Saturday night event for Pride starring DJs Abel and Paulo Pacheco. For this party they will have extended hours 10pm to 7am. For tickets visit UrgeMiami.com
Sunday, April 13
Twist presents a Pride 2014 Beach Ball T Dance starring DJ Daisy D with a free BBQ in the gardens from 6-11pm.
The next monthly Men’s Life Drawing Event – Guy’s Night Out takes place tonight from 3pm – 6pm. They have a nude male model for both short and long poses. All levels welcome – explore your creativity – bring your art supplies. Drawing / painting / charcoal / pencil / watercolor. Sessions will be held in a private studio at Leather Werks in Ft. Lauderdale, with guest artists from the community attending. $25 fee with advance reservation, $35 walk-in – (subject to available space). Internationally published Chris Lopez is scheduled to be their guest artist. To secure a reservation please send your name and phone number and which session you wish to attend to MensArtEvent@aol.com.
This is HOT
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and global recording artist Shakira recently released herself-titled album SHAKIRA
The album SHAKIRA was released on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia and is available at most retailers. Shakira fans may buy the new CD that contains three exclusive tracks at Target.com.
Shakira’s recent single and video “Can’t Remember to Forget You” featuring Rihanna is available now via RCA Records/Sony Latin Iberia and has skyrocketed online with over 200 million views and counting, and the single is being played on over 200 US radio stations.
Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including two Grammys, eight Latin Grammys, four World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and five Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade. At the age of 18, she founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation which currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa. In October 2011, Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira served as coach on the 4th & season of “The Voice,” NBC’s hit reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation’s best voice. She returned as a coach on Season 6 of “The Voice,” which premiered last month on NBC.